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Talisa Garcia to Become First Trans Actress Cast by Disney in a Lucasfilm TV Series

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Talisa Garcia is making history. The Baptiste British actress is set to star in the Disney+ series Willow, making her the first openly trans star cast in a production from Disney‘s Lucasfilm. Click inside to read more… The show is described by Deadline as a TV spinoff of the 1980s fantasy classic, and is now in post-production.

In the series, a princess assembles a party to join her on a quest to rescue her twin brother. Talisa will reportedly play a Queen, and the mother to Tony Revolori’s character who takes part in the quest.

Her role is described as a small speaking part, and she may only appear in one episode. It’s the first known time a trans actor has played a cis character in a Disney+ film or series. “During the shoot, we hear there was pride and support among many of Garcia’s colleagues about her casting,” Deadline noted.

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